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Georgetown Anti-Genocide Group to Hold Mock Election for Burma

October 29, 2010

WHO:
Myra Dahgaypaw, Campaigns Coordinator for U.S. Campaign for Burma
WHAT:

Georgetown STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) will ask students to compare the November 2nd midterm elections in the United States to the November 7th national elections in the repressed police state of Burma, also known as Myanmar.

During the day, students will vote in a mock U.S. midterm election by stopping by an information table on campus. In the evening, STAND will share the results of the mock election: first the results as they actually are, and then the results as they would be under the conditions of the Burmese elections.

Myra Dahgaypaw will speak about the elections and their meaning for Burma’s future. Dahgaypaw is a Karen human rights activist and a member of the Karen Women’s Organization. She has testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and assists and advocates for refugees from Burma who are resettled in the United States.

WHEN:

Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC), Room 103
Georgetown University
3700 O St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20057

SPONSORS:

Georgetown STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur)

COVERAGE:

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Pugh at 202-687-4328 or rmp47@georgetown.edu. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.

CONTACT:
Rachel M Pugh
202-687-4328
rmp47@georgetown.edu

 

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